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Meet the Players: Mike Gasick

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Youth Movement: In the spirit of the rebuild, we’ve lowered the internship program age limit.

Contrary to this lead art, Mike Gasick (Danks for Nothin) is a fully-formed adult, able to steadfastly stride into losing football locker rooms Saturday after Saturday to search for strands of hope, as a beat writer for the Illini “football” “team.” He was also the youngest guest at my wedding, clocking in at a hair past two months old.

Actual Size: Original shot of son Mike and father Jim, ca. Comiskey Park II blue-seats era.

Meet the Players: Quick Hits

Hometown: Libertyville

White Sox fan since: 2000

First White Sox memory: Carlos Lee’s 28-game hitting streak

Favorite White Sox memory: Paulie’s slam in Game 2 of the World Series

Favorite White Sox player: Mark Buehrle

Next White Sox statue: Hawk Harrelson

Next White Sox retired number: 25

Go-to concession food at Sox Park: Premium hot dog (Elotes a close second)

Favorite Baseball Movie: The Rookie. I like the scouts’ reactions when Jim Morris lights up the gun. I obviously love the storyline, too.

HALL OF FAME SPEED ROUND

MARK BUEHRLE No

JOE JACKSON No

PAUL KONERKO No

HAROLD BAINES No

MINNIE MIÑOSO Yes

YOAN MONCADA Yes

CHRIS SALE Yes

South Side Sox on the field: Lefty starter who hasn’t touched 170 pounds yet.

True or false: Every jumbled pile of person has a thinking part that wonders what the part that isn’t thinking isn’t thinking of. True. I can dig They Might Be Giants. “Istanbul” is a classic.